Drag message from Outlook to VB6 control
Posted on 2004-10-20
This has surfaced a few times, but none of the posts seem to get me any closer.
I have a VB6 app connected to MS SQL. I need to be able to drag an email message from Outlook or Outlook Express onto a control on a form. This email message is then to be stored in the database (I don't care about attachments).
I do not wish to use the Outlook object model as some users are on Express.
OLEDragDrop to a rich text box produces text. This is messy if the message is in HTML format. It also fails to produce the body when dragging from Outlook 2000.
If I drag the message from Outlook to Windows Explorer, it creates a file. I can then drag this into a rich text box as a file. However, this 2-step process will not be acceptable to end users. I need the dragdrop straight from Outlook/Express to my app.
Somebody please tell me if this isn't possible as it's been driving me nuts all afternoon.